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blood clot

Patient Story

‘You’re having a stroke’

Hockey player and taxidermist Chad Kious envisions his return to the ice after having a unique surgery to remove the blood clot in his brain.

The quarter-century quandary

After age 25, about 1 in 4 people will suffer a stroke—the vast majority stemming from blood clots.

Patient Story

‘Time is brain’

David McIntee is a competitive athlete, but a genetic heart condition led to a stroke. Quick action saved his cognition—and his life.

Varicose veins may herald clot risk

The presence of the tangled blue veins may be more than a cosmetic question—it could indicate a quintupled risk of deep venous thrombosis.

Patient Story

Breathing easy again

Brenda Tuttle’s shortness of breath remained a mystery for weeks until a CT scan revealed a pulmonary embolism.

Special post for moms headed home

Moms need to know what signs and symptoms to watch for after their baby has been delivered.

Patient Story

‘God wasn’t finished telling her story’

Two years after a terrible car crash, Kathryn Dotas returns to the pediatric intensive care unit to thank the team that saved her life.

10 factors to predict bleeding risk in stroke survivors

New method may aid doctors in assessing harms, benefits of anti-clotting drugs.

Patient Story

Stroke survivor—again

With rapid medical attention, John Hoyt quickly triumphed over his second stroke.

Patient Story

‘Your life changes in an instant’

As an EMT, Tim Hoffman was used to helping people. After a traumatic brain injury in an ambulance crash, he's now the one being helped.

Patient Story

‘I felt like I was dying all the time’

After battling back from a heart condition and leukemia, Liz Klinkoski, 31, is now recovering from a stroke.

Patient Story

‘Something is wrong’

Blood clots in Amelia Logan’s leg and lungs deliver tough lessons about living with risk and waiting for answers.

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